We received a great email from a reader yesterday regarding the best Luka Doncic rookie cards and thought it would make an interesting topic for a write-up.
See the email below:
“Hello, I’m really looking forward to purchasing and holding onto a Luka Prizm Rookie but I am still undecided on which one I should get refractor/variation wise. I feel like silver never hurts but which one do you think will have the most value / most hype in the future?
Best Regards, Zach”
Great question, Zach, and one that is most likely on the mind of many of our readers.
We’re going to go over the best Luka Doncic Panini Prizm rookie cards for investment purposes, examining two methods of investment.
Let’s first take a look at the numbers for each Luka Doncic Prizm card:
- Green (Retail)
- Pink Ice (Walmart Mega)
- Purple Wave (Blaster)
- Red Ice (Target Mega)
- Red/White/Blue (Multi-Pack)
- Ruby Wave
- Red #/299
- Blue #/199
- Purple Ice #/149
- Blue Ice #/99
- Purple #/75
- Orange #/49
- Pink Pulsar #/42 (Retail Box)
- Purple Pulsar #/35 (Gravity Feed)
- Green Pulsar #/25 (Blaster)
- Mojo #/25, Gold #/10
- Black Gold #/5
- Black 1/1.
- Blue Shimmer #/7
- Light Blue Shimmer #/7
- Red Shimmer #/7
FAST BREAK PRIZMS
- Base, Blue #/175
- Red #/125
- Purple #/75
- Pink #/50
- Bronze #/20
- Neon Green #/5
CHOICE PRIZMS (International)
- Tiger Stripe
- Red #/88
- Green #/8
- Nebula 1/1.
PANINI DIRECT PRIZMS (Online)
- White Sparkle.
Simplistic Investment Method
Now one may assume the best method of investing in Luka Prizm RCs’ would be to simply buy the rarest you can afford.
And we don’t have a problem with that line of thought at all!
If you subscribe to this method, simply search eBay auctions until you find the desired card that fits your price range.
However, we have a more fun suggestion for those willing to try.
Advanced Investment Method
In this method, we will use numbers and the card’s aesthetics. This can be tricky because as they say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”!
As we explained to Zach in our email, the Luka Doncic Prizm card that slipped through our fingers last summer was the White Sparkle. We were ready to buy it on an eBay auction but passed because we felt the price ran too high. Now that card sells for 5 times what we would have paid for it back then… Bummer! 🙁
2018 Luka Doncic Panini Prizm White Sparkle RC (buy on eBay)
The Luka Doncic White Sparkle Prizm rookie card is by far our favorite looking of all and we feel this cards ROI should increase more than his other Prizm cards.
Here are a few other Luka Prizm RCs’ we like under this “advanced method” (i.e. eye method).
2018 Luka Doncic Panini Blue Prizm RC (buy on eBay)
The blue border with the blue jersey make this Luka Prizm card blend seamlessly and is a must-have for Luka Prizm collectors.
The card’s aesthetics are incredible and we actually own a couple of them.
2018 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic Orange Prizm RC (buy on eBay)
The 2018 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic Orange Prizm is another one that passes the eye test and in a BIG way.
We have always loved any kind of Orange variation on a sports card and this Luka Prizm is no exception.
2018 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic Blue Ice Prizm RC (buy on eBay)
This Luka Prizm combines the cracked ice style along with cool blue color. And the result… BOOM goes the dynamite! Another beautiful Prizm card (no wonder these lead the hobby in sales).
The 2018 Luka Doncic Prizm Blue Ice Rookie Card is extremely rare and you will be lucky to see it up for auctions a few times per year.
2018 Luka Doncic Prizm Pink Ice RC (buy on eBay)
Join us in 2020 – pink isn’t a color just for girls anymore.
This Luka Prizm card is gorgeous and evocative of Easter/Spring – one of our favorite times of the year! 🙂
The best thing about the Luka Doncic Pink Prizm card is you can still get it at a decent price when compared to some of his other Prizm rookie cards.
2018 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic Choice Prizm Nebula (buy on eBay)
This one is listed more for fun than anything as the odds of getting your hands on this bad boy are, well… let’s just say you might as well go buy a Powerball ticket instead.
The Luka Prizm Nebula is a thing of beauty however and we would trade just about any card in our collection for it (*almost any card*).
Well, there ya go.
What do you think about our hand-picked Luka Prizm rookie cards?
Do you like the Simplistic Method or Advanced Method when buying Luka Prizm RCs?